Turning the Calendar

by Jim Farfaglia

Turning the Calendar

 

Today we climb aboard another month

and survey its uncharted waters,

ready to begin our voyage

on this shipful of promising days:

 

the watertight Monday-through-Fridays,

those smooth-sailing weekends,

and, off in the distance,

the high peaks of holidays

and harbor lights of the moon’s phases.

 

The ship’s captain has already logged

the port stops of doctor appointments

and eagerly-awaited destinations

of passengers’ birthdays,

landmarks we’d be wise to watch for

if we want this to be a smooth ride…

 

all the way to our journey’s end,

where we’ll dock just one night,

waiting for the next wave

to flip us up and over

 

into a new month.

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